Despite a challenging season for head coach Chamont Thompson and the Meadowbrook High Monarchs, a silver lining is that the program developed at least two more college prospects. Running back Paul Davis recently received an offer from the University of Virginia-Wise, and defensive lineman/tight end Frank Howard got an... Read more
Knights, Skyhawks come up short in playoffs
  Above: Thomas Dale quarterback Jasiah Williams runs the pigskin; Mykael ‘Mykey’ Anderson kneels after L.C. Bird’s loss to Henrico. Manchester 48, Thomas Dale 7 The Manchester High Lancers used the arm of quarterback and Notre Dame commit Brendon Clark and the capable legs of running back Isaiah Todd to eliminate... Read more
Knights, Skyhawks advance to next round
ABOVE: Ejay Walker looks for a receiver. He found A.J. Chavis on a screen pass that went for the game’s only score. L.C. Bird 49, Douglas Freeman 14 The L.C. Bird High Skyhawks cruised in the first round of the Class 5 playoffs by scoring 35 unanswered points to... Read more
Knights rumble past Royals, Skyhawks top Titans; Matoaca, Meadowbrook fall
ABOVE: Deangelo Gray cuts back while running the football during gridiron action last week. (Rob’s DigiPix) Thomas Dale 48, Prince George 20 In what head coach Kevin Tucker called a “sloppy” game for Thomas Dale High School, the result looked awfully good on paper. The Knights improved to 8-2 with... Read more
Former Skyhawks coach, players coaching success at Glen Allen
ABOVE: From left, Terrance Ervin, Salvatore Camp, Torrey Pettis and Quentin Hall. Under former L.C. Bird High assistant football coach Salvatore Camp, and with the help of three L.C. Bird graduates, Glen Allen High School is currently 7-2 on the year. The Jaguars’ highest win total since the school opened... Read more
TDHS, Bird, Matoaca win; Meadowbrook falls to P’burg
ABOVE: L.C. Bird wide receiver Jamon Battle stiff-arms a George Wythe defender. Thomas Dale 30, Granby 10 The Thomas Dale Knights improved to 7-2 with a victory over Granby last week in what was a break from the “Central District” schedule. Thomas Dale got a big performance from its... Read more
Thomas Dale 49, Hopewell 42 Football can be a game of attrition, perhaps more than any other sport. Perseverance is needed too. Once again, Thomas Dale High’s football team persevered through a tough contest and defeated Hopewell 49-42 in double overtime. “I’m proud of these boys for having a... Read more
MBK product Amos torches Villanova, JMU moves to 5-2
ABOVE: Kick/punt return specialist D’Angelo Amos electrified the JMU faithful on Saturday with two punt returns against Villanova. “Why did they kick it to him again?” was a popular question during the third quarter of James Madison’s 37-0 victory over Villanova on Saturday. Why were so many people asking? Well,... Read more
Knights wash over Tide, Matoaca gets first win
ABOVE: Matoaca’s Nick Lanier stiff arms a Colonial Heights defender. Thomas Dale 28, Petersburg 24 In the end, it was defense, a signature of the Thomas Dale High School football program, that won out. Defenders converged on Petersburg quarterback Meziah Scott, stopping him a yard short of a score to... Read more
No quit in this L.C. Bird High freshman
ABOVE: Carlos Lee at football practice. One can’t help but notice a certain charismatic young man when watching L. C. Bird High’s junior varsity football team’s defense gather for practice. One’s eyes may immediately be drawn to his prosthetic right leg and the obvious limp when walking or running.... Read more